Fundraising

Donations
Donations

Chair:
(none)
When:
August 2016 - September 2017

You can make tax-deductible donations to the International School PTSA. Donations of funds, or in-kind donations, may be matched by your employer, so please check and match your donation if you can!
Magnet Sales
Magnet Sales

Chair:
(none)

Magnets for car bumpers with IS logo

Social Events

Fun Run
Fun Run

Chair:
When:
Spring 2016

Social Events
Social Events

Chair:
(none)
When:
Spring 2016

Several events offered at the Spring Social and Auction, still have availability. Check them out.

Communications

Facebook
Facebook

Chair:
(none)
When:
School year

Update PTSA Facebook page according to guidelines.

Monday Messenger
Monday Messenger

Chair:
(none)
When:
School Year

ISPTSA publishes a weekly newsletter, The Messenger, along with other occasional e-mails to keep our community informed. This includes news from the PTSA, the school, student clubs, the school district and related community organizations. This is the best resource for keeping yourself informed.

Communications from the school include what is published on the school website and the principal newsletter. Associated Student Body (ASB) communicates directly to students each morning via the morning announcements and published in the Titan Times. Titan Times can be found on the school webpage.
Website Editor
Website Editor

Chair:
When:
All year

Help edit the content on the website. If you can use a word processing program, you can edit our website. No special web programming skills required.

PTSA Programs

Staff Appreciation
Staff Appreciation

Chair:
When:
School Year

The PTSA supports several staff appreciation events throughout the year including providing snacks at parent teacher conferences, holiday dinner, Chinese New Year Celebration and a Spring time luncheon. These events have been supported by classes or community groups.
Grants
Grants

Chair:
(none)
When:
Multiple Times during the school year

Each year the PTSA grants funds to teachers and other community members to support enrichment programs that benefit students. Examples of past grants include purchasing textbooks and supplies for new courses, band and choir competition entrance fees, equipment for the science, math and PE departments. Typically there are 3 grant cycles in the fall, winter and spring. There is also a special grant cycle associated with the Spring Fundraiser.

6th Grade Retreat
6th Grade Retreat

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall

This event usually occurs during the second week of school. Senior class volunteers host day of activities at Kelsey Creek Park designed for 6th graders to get to know one another and learn a few things about IS. Activities planned by seniors, working along with parent coordinators, over the summer. The younger students love meeting the seniors and the seniors love introducing the next generation to IS. Activities planned by seniors, working along with parent coordinators, over the summer. The PTSA provide financial support for SWAG and food. PTSA volunteers advise and mentor the seniors.
Parent Class Representatives
Parent Class Representatives

Chair:
When:
School Year

One goal for PTSA this year is to increase community involvement and participation. ISPTSA has asked two parents from each grade to serve as grade level leads. These parents will plan and/or coordinate a few group activities for parents in the grade so parents can get to know each other, in addition to acting as liaisons to the membership and staff appreciation committees.
Volunteers
Volunteers

Chair:
(none)
When:
School Year

Without volunteers, nothing happens. We have volunteer jobs of all shapes and sizes, including several that don't require you to attend any meetings if you don't want. Please look at the list of open jobs and committees when you register and see if you can find a volunteer job that fits your schedule. We appreciate your support!
All Family Back to School Dinner
All Family Back to School Dinner

Chair:
(none)
When:
Fall 2016

Annual dinner and first PTSA meeting of the year.
IS Spiritwear
IS Spiritwear

Chair:
(none)
When:
School Year

Order all kinds of clothing and gear to show your International School spirit.

PTSA Business

Financial Reports
Financial Reports

Chair:
(none)
When:
School Year

Monthly financial reports of the PTSA that have been reviewed and approved at the board or general membership meeting.
Minutes
Minutes

Chair:
When:
School Year

Includes copies of the approved minutes for ISPTSA General Membership and Board Meetings.

Student Programs

Reflections
Reflections

Chair:
When:
Fall

The Reflections program is an annual cultural arts competition that involves district, state and national PTA participation. The program affords students an opportunity to showcase their creative talents through self-expression of a wholly-original artwork that is theme-oriented.
There are two age categories available to IS students: (a) Middle/Junior (Grades 6-8) and (b) Senior (Grades 9-12).

Outreach

Membership
Membership

Chair:
When:
August 2017- June 2018

This committee handles the PTA membership that runs throughout the school year. Our goal is to have every student represented by an adult PTSA member! As a committee member you can help develop and execute campaigns for increasing membership.